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Woo, all Hesiei Riders: watched! I feel... well actually, like a bit of a layabout, but thank you for asking. And, in accordance with Fandom Law, I have drawn my commemorative picture featuring all the riders. I have received glowing praise such as "his head is really big" and "he's kind of lopsided"! Coming soon to a pixiv near you.

555 End )
Hibiki )
Kiva )
Amazon 1-6 )
Recent W )
Recent Goseiger )

Dramas: Moyashimon, Nihonjin no Shirainai Nihongo, Unubore Deka, Joker, Toubou Bengoshi, GM, Hanchou 3 )
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan Vol. 1-3 )

So now I have to go watch Decade again so I can, you know, understand it. ONORE DIKEIDOOOOOOOOOO
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I bet since I haven't marathoned a drama in a while you all forgot I could. HAH.

My Girl 2 )
My Boss My Hero 1-10(end) )
Yuukan Club 1-10(end) )
Tiger and Dragon SP & 1-11(end) )
Love My Life )


ATTN: It's getting to be the time of year where I have to buy New Year's Cards, which means I need to know how many I need, which means I need the addresses of those of you who have moved this year. To be safe, I'd rather have all your addresses, but I know I have certain people's written down, um.... somewhere. とにかく! Speak up if you want a card and you don't think I have your address.
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One of the things people tell you about Japan that just doesn't really sink in until you're here is the hugeness of SMAP. Oh, sure, maybe you see clips on YouTube of them getting Will Smith and Michael Jackson and Avil Lavigne and all sorts of other huge stars on SmaxSma. Or maybe the uploader didn't cut the commercials out of your most recent episode of Hi!cartoon-dash-magusu-jani no shukudai-kun (lol news doesn't have a show lol), and you got tired of seeing Kimura's face. But it doesn't really *sink in* until you have stood in Shibuya and thought to yourself, "Why cannot I not look in any direction without a picture of SMAP being there?" Or the train. (Although, to be fair, Hina is also in some of them.)

Which is why, I spent nearly my entire time in Sapporo feeling something wasn't right. What was it that was wrong?

There were no SMAP ads.

It is sad that they have conditioned me such that I find a lack of SMAP so odd that it niggles at the back of my brain after only 6 months.


But so, with that wordy introduction, I bring you translations of both sides of SMAP's newest single, "Sotto Kyutto/Superstar★," because I saw the performances on SmaxSma, and I figured if I was going to laugh *that hard* I might as well buy it. (I had to go buy GUILTY anyway.) Please note that I am not a member of [livejournal.com profile] smapxsmap because I am not lame old that much of a SMAP fan, so I will not be posting this there, but if you have a SMAP friend who really wants to know what the lyrics to Superstar★ mean, feel free to direct them here.

Translations Policy

Translation: Sotto Kyutto/Superstar★ - SMAP )

Relatedly: I find it hilarious Nakai joins in on telling his kouhai to eat a sandwich. Or, well, meat. Whatever.
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*sporfle* Matsumoto Jun.

To everyone in Johnnys

I'm in the mood to go drinking, so please contact me. If you say you saw it in WinkUp, I'll pay. I'm waiting for your call.
[Emphasis mine]

Is he a mattress retailer?? A car dealer??? I just. Dying

(All the WinkUp messages were pretty funny, actually...)


Go-On 50 (End) )
Super Ultra 8 Brothers Movie )
GoGoV 2-4 )
UtaOni 3 )
Love Shuffle 4 )
VSA 41-42 )

Finally, I joined iKnow with [livejournal.com profile] nicocoer, so... learning some business words! Yay!
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...And I was like, "Did I miss the part where Go-On turned into a Kamen Rider?"

Go-Onger 47 )


Anyway, I was mad yesterday, so I guess that's part of the reason I'm not up for being more grr at Toei. It's just. You know. It's one thing, being Catholic but not agreeing with the Church's stance on stuff, you're going to run into people saying things you don't agree with. And that's fine, because the reason I *don't* agree with people is typically because I don't believe that stance shows enough love of our fellow people/Earth, so I'd be a hypocrite if I was all grr at them. But then sometimes you get a homily comparing abortion to slavery, and that just CROSSES THE LINE. Because putting aside your feelings on abortion, not only is that comparison NONSENSICAL, but it is MISLEADING. And I hate how I can't believe anything I hear in church.

And I have to say, I should have known, this priest's homilies are never very well put together anyway. Usually that's fine, because you're not there to hear a great speech. But the big problem here? The word "woman" was not used once. I remember hearing "mother" once. And the rest of it (mostly extensively quoted from Dr. King, whom I have no complaint with) was about "men" and their "sons." Although the part that stuck out the most for me was, "And the language of slavery is there. 'I don't care about the baby in my womb, it's my body.'" Aside from how I can't see how that is at all related to slavery, that is *so* not what this is about.

Slavery is about the measure of a person. Abortion is about where one person's rights end and another's begins. To imply that slave owner's property rights are the same as a woman's right to control what happens in her own body is just disgusting. There is no one out there who *wants* to kill babies, who thinks abortion is a great thing. There is no one saying that a fetus the mother's property, to frivolously do with as she pleases, as if this isn't about the consequences to her, her body and her life and her baby's life.

Although, there is a parallel to slavery I might have swallowed. Where our society is the master making women like slaves. Where a woman is expected to go through nine long months and sundry while a man can walk away. Where an unmarried mother is looked down on. Where she might get thrown out of her home or lose her job (which she's already paid less for doing than her male colleagues), or else might be forced into a marriage. Where rape victims are made out to be at fault, where sexual abuse and harassment against women is widespread and tolerated. Where doctors and pharmacists can refuse to give a woman contraception or refer her to someone who will. Where a white male priests in suburban Virginia have power over 153 million women.

The reason I try not to talk about abortion much is because it's a complicated issue, and my feelings on it are accordingly complicated. Because I believe abortion really *isn't* the issue, the status of women in our culture is. But regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, do NOT try to reduce it to such simple terms, and do NOT exploit the suffering of the slaves in such misleading and underhanded means.


...Wow, this is a happy post.

Uta no Oniisan 1 )
Love Shuffle 1 )
HnA )

Maybe that's better? Except after work I have to go home and destroy a virus on my computer.... >|
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So, you know how sometimes it feels like your life is plodding along like you decided to get on 495 at 5PM and then suddenly EVERYTHING KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR AND YOU ARE FLYING 80MPH DOWN THE HIGHWAY.

That's what my life is like.

I hope there are no cops on my tail... )

Switching gears, Asami reads my LJ? HI ASAMI (^^)/~ I was kind of surprised because on a scale from 1 to impossible to understand, I think this journal is a 99, between the gibberish and the netspeak and the fangirling and the general difficulty of understanding the words that are coming out of my mouth. But she says she can read it *shrugs*

Went shopping this weekend, seriously. Circuit City, the H, and Kohls. At Kohls I bought a necklace to go with my sweater. It's one of those long circle-y ones, and it makes a JINGLY NOISE. Kate would have told me "no," but she wasn't there :P At the H we predictably bought food. This week's menu: Kani Chahan and Miso soup. The chahan is a package mix, but the soup is from scratch, and it will feature this week's special ingredient: King Oyster Mushrooms. We also bought YanYan b/c [livejournal.com profile] verusmayaii was talking about it, and because my brother had never eaten it before. And then at Circuit City I got my webcam and many DVDs. Predictably, my favorite thing to do with the webcam is turn on face follow and then move around suddenly. >P

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Somebody linked a clip of this British comedy show in one of the Arashi comms, and while the Arashi link is a 10 second discussion of KwP, they did at least get one hilarious thing right:

Host: They're called "V6" because there's six of them, and the "V" stands for "violence". Or possibly "vegetables". Or "very" as in "very good".

Hahahahaha no one knows what that "V" stands for. NO ONE.

Kumagusu: department stores-stamps )

And while I am talking about V6, this video made me want to die laughing oh my gosh.

And then, Hurri 23-28 )

In conclusion: I burned my mouth on my burrito D:
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Woo, I have at least one job interview lined up! YUSH. I've applied for 9 jobs so far, 7 English teaching and 2 tech support. Only the tech support ones are in Tokyo, but it looks like the shinkansen runs through most of them? I found out that there is not yet a shinkansen stop in Kanazawa, though, and after Miura-sensei's OMGEEZCOMETOKANAZAWA nengajou... Anyway, I'm kind of hoping a lot of them come through, but then also kind of not, because the ones that sound the best are in Tohoku and Kyuushuu, which, in case you didn't know, are on the far ends of Japan. Also, TOHOKU IS COLD. And my exposure to Kyuushuu-speech consists of Utahime. ALAS. The one interview I have is for a position in Tochigi. ...At least it's in Kanto? But I'd rather end up in Kansai, I think, because won't it be COLD? ALASALASALAS. Well, and, of course there are no options in Ishikawa or Wakayama, which is where I actually have some loose semblance of friends (that isn't Tokyo). SIGH.

ANYWAY.

My Christmas presents finally came, which was awesome ♥ Because if you guessed "Christmas presents" is code for "half of Arashi's discography," you'd be right :D ALSO HIKARU GENJI. Ah, 80s pop~ The best part, though?

Me: You ready for some 80s Japanese Pop?
Dad: Uh...
-LATER-
Dad: [is bopping his head with the beat]
Me: HA! Everyone loves 80's pop!

Also, I will NEVER STOP LAUGHING OMG. Look at the relationship chart for UtaOni! )

And, of course, I also watched stuff.
Hurri 17-22 )
KOUHAKU UTA GASSEN 2008 and other Kayousais )
Arawaza 1-4, AnS 116, That Ninja SP )


And now, I have to get a webcam. Anyone have a webcam they like?
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I was reading an essay involving Batman when I came upon this:

Bruce Wayne is a Prince. He is the scion of a family that has lived for generations right outside of Gotham City in Wayne Manor. The Waynes have always been wealthy and influential, raised with a sense of noblesse oblige.


(If you do not understand, please go watch Kamen Rider Kabuto and then read this again.)


I never did the year in review meme~! 4th Annual! Yes, let's! )

I finished Chinese! As long as I didn't tank the final (which I don't think I did) I got an A! I finished making that agedashi toufu. Unfortunately, I didn't finish *eating* it. Leftovers, anyone? I finished Kaitou St. Tail, but the end was kind of anti-climatic. I also finished

RnK 10 (End) )
Mendol 10-11 (End) )
Can!Jani 9-11, VSA, Oshareism Aiba & Jun )

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So I thought to myself, you know, it would be nice to finish all of 2008's prompts in 2008. I have four left I'm *going to write* ([livejournal.com profile] estirose, [livejournal.com profile] anzupeach, [livejournal.com profile] mariko_azrael, [livejournal.com profile] beckerbell, wait for me~~!), three other prompts from when people gave me more than one, and two stupid, stupid ideas. And a partridge in a pear tree. Which is exactly the same as the number of days left in the year. ...Hmm...

Title: Godliness is Unlikely
Fandom: Juuken Sentai Gekiranger
Characters: Gekiranger Team
Word Count: 771
Rating: PG for questionable hygiene
Disclaimer: Gekiranger belongs to Toei, so don't look at me.
Summary: It was a complete disaster the morning Retsu forgot to set his alarm clock. Gen as Gekiranger gets.
Author's Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] kurifurinkan who requested Gekirangers - Hygiene. I suppose it is lucky for them I watched Geki in between when the prompt was given and now :P

Godliness is Unlikely )
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ALDKNFLDJFNKDJFNK. So here I was, at the VSA page in Wikipedia trying to figure out what number episode was this week's, and I see a link to Itou-san's page. Now, as much as I adore Itou-san, I don't actually know much about him, so I went to go look at his page. AND THEN I SAW THIS. (Or, in English, this.) I know it's supposed to be a really bad movie, but Itou-san is in it. Itou-san is in a movie. I just. Wow. Wow. Itou-san.

RnK 9 )
Bengoshi no Kuzu 9-12 (End) )
HnA 34, VSA 35, Janiben )
MnA 27-38 (End) )

Ack, I am just not doing well today. I think I will go home and then watch MatsuJun's Movie Where He Had Better Be Using The Force Or My Expectations Will Be Betrayed to try and forget, before writing more resume. orz
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WOO, THE ORICON CHARTS. LET'S ALL POST ABOUT ARASHI EVEN THOUGH THEY'VE BEEN ON TOP SINCE JUNE~

(I'm excused from my scathing sarcasm, because I *do* actually watch them like the sad, sad person I am. Also, their horoscopes are *hilariously* mean.)

Single Chart )
No, seriously, I'm talking about it. )

I also watched the Giragira finale. And can I just say: wagatomo kaGAmi had a picture of Tokyo Tower behind him and I laughed. Other than that, I'm not sure I have any thoughts. I *really* not in a writing mood~


This was, like, *totally* going to be a post, I promise. It just, uh... Well.

IS THERE EVEN A-- Yes, I see a meme :D

Copied Verbatim b/c I am lazy! )

1. [livejournal.com profile] nekokaze - 65 points
2. [livejournal.com profile] onebrainychick - 58 points
3. [livejournal.com profile] kades905 - 55 points

YORAN

Dec. 10th, 2008 09:08 am
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SO. MUCH. TO WRITE ABOUT. But I have not been doing it.

Mostly because I have been on a fanfic binge of a pairing that makes no sense~ (for me). AND YET. It was like. It had a plot other than the massive angst/UST of the two main characters! There was fighting! And explosions! AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE STORY BEING AWESOME. It's been such a long time since I got to read something like that. *sigh*

But also because OMG JLPT. Especially because, you will never guess what word was on it. As for how it went... it's hard to tell. I think that kanji and vocab went basically the same as last time (which isn't good because you need 70% to pass, not 60%). But I nailed the listening section (OH WHAT A SURPRISE.) and I actually understood all the passages in the reading. Or should I say, I understood the words in the passages. Reading comprehension (or rather, tests of reading comprehension) has always been my downfall. So, I dunno. I do have to say, I'm sad I wasn't taking level 2.

Also got praised by Laoshi :D

RnK 8 )
Mendol 9 )
Bengoshi no Kuzu 7-8 )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 12/8/08 )
5LDK 8, AnS 112-113, HnA 33, GnA 18-19, VSA, Narutomo, AneCan 09.1 )
MnA 2-26 )
Go-On 41 )


I need to get out of this reading stage, and quick, because I keep forgetting to do FAB when I'm not posing myself orz
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Apparently, whilst my computer was being fixed, Hugh (the technician) told my father that the network card was damaged, and I should call Dell again to have them send a replacement.

I NEED TO GET A DESKTOP~


My Chinese test was unbelievably difficult. This would be because she was asking for all sorts of crazy things we didn't know. Luckily I'd read the next chapter and have been watching dramas with Chinese subtitles, because without them I would have really been lost. Geez, Laoshi, how hard is it to read the book?

Utahime 1-11(End) )
Go-Onger 40 )

I cannot believe November is almost over. I am SO DOOMED.
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For those not on Twitter, I will update my status:

After several long months, last Friday D9QNKT71 lost his battle with CCFD. Luckily, since he is a computer and not a person, Dell reckons they can fix him next week. He just needs a new power cord, fan, and motherboard. Until then, I'm on the family computer, which means limited dramas this week.

Also, saw the "Star Trek" trailer and it made me SO SAD INSIDE. SO VERY, VERY SAD.

Ryuusei no Kizuna 6 )
Room of King 8 )
Shaberedomo Shaberedomo )
GnA, VSA 32, AnS 111, TSD, ARASHI )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 11/24/08 )
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[livejournal.com profile] lazulisong had on her to do list "Stop bumming around internets hoping someone has magically written a good fic in my fandoms"; I think I should do that too.

Translation: AnS Staff Blog 11/17/08 )
AnS, Can!Jani 5-7 )

Finished translating VSA 28, but probably won't finish 29/30 until tomorrow. I would ask if you think I should release them separately, but by the time I do that... *shrugs*


...Why is the lyric "itsumo sugu soba ni aru" when this is "you" being my soul soul? I dun geddit.


EDIT: Oh, P.S. Dragon Knight: Toku fandom, PR fandom, or cast out, sad and alone?
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I was mostly cut off from the internets this weekend due to my relatives coming (ALAS), but. That doesn't mean I don't have my ways?

Ryuusei no Kizuna 4 )
Ikebukuro West Gate Park 1-3 )
HnA, VSA 30, Utaban, MSta )
Go-Onger 35-38 )


At least I am not the only KY in my family, tho. *sideways look at parents* That's the last time I'm giving them detailed information about something that they will ask probing questions about leading back to something I do not want to discuss at that juncture. Sheesh.
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HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS!

VOTE PLZ!



HEY JAPANESE NERD FRIENDS.

Why do you suppose someone would do this in lyrics?

帰り道ナミダ止まらない 僕はずっと
空に想い出がぽろり
ほろり こぼれてくよ


Ryuusei no Kizuna 3 )
Mendol 4 )
Salaryman Kintarou 3 )
ROOM OF KING 5 )
Giragira 3 )
Tokyo Tower )
Yonbun no Ichi no Kizuna )
SPEED STAR )
Sainoudama )
Shinjuku Shounen Tantei Dan )
Shounentachi )
Triple Kitchen )
Kaigo Kazoku -Hana, Sakimakka- )
Mitsuo, Katte ni Nostalgia, Aokisan Uchi no Okusan, Kuruu ga Mama, Haetorigami )
Saiaku no Date, Kowai Nichiyoubi )
Partial Translation: VSA 27 )
VSA 28-29, GnA, Kumagusu 2-3, Tainocchi 2 )
Domoto Kyoudai (K8), Hanamaru Cafe (Hina, Sho, Ohno, Nino, Jun), Utaban (K8, Arashi), MSta (K8, Beyonce, whatever crazy thing Taka and DJ Ozma are doing now) )

So, to summarize where I stand on Arashi's dramas/movies for those keeping score at home: Ohno: 10/10 3/3; Sho: 12/16 6/6; Aiba: 16/17 4/4; Nino: 19/19 6/6; Jun: 16/20 7/8

NO, I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM.


...So how many pages is *this* one, Andy?
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Ack. Ack. I don't feel like writing an entry, but I guess I need to, sheeeeesh.

Do you know what you should be watching? ROOM OF KING. Why?



ROOM OF KING 3-4 )
Ryuusei no Kizuna 2 )
Salaryman Kintarou 2 )
Giragira 1-2 )
Mendol 1-3 )
Mukodono 2-End )
Nijuuroku Ya Mairi )
Propose 1 )
Bokura no Yuuki -Miman Toshi- 2-10 (End) )
BOYS BE... Jr. )
AnS, HnA )
Translation: AnS Staff Blog 10/27 )


Because my math friends don't read through the cuts:

Does anyone know how to solve this math problem? If a three digit number ABC is multiplied by the number with its digits reversed, CBA, it is a multiple of 2002. What is the factor my which it is multiplied?

ABC * CBA = 2002 * x, find x.



Aaaand, this really gives no indication of the sheer volume of dramas I have watched in the past few days. Ah, well.
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Another season has come and gone, and as we look to the next one, let us take a minute and update this gigantic drama list.

Dramas Seen List )

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